Greg Carlson

Greg Carlson
Greg Carlson's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.
Publications: Vague Visages

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) As proof of concept for Harley Quinn's ability to control center stage, Birds of Prey works... - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) Greta Gerwig continues to exercise her command of cinematic storytelling with Little Women, a perfectly wrapped and beribboned Christmas gift as welcome as a steaming cup of cocoa... - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Bong effortlessly blends the horrific and the comic en route to the icebox talk that has viewers questioning their own attitudes and beliefs through the unanswered mysteries of the story. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Heller even embraces some of the master's own techniques honoring presence, patience and quietude... - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) That Doctor Sleep doesn't in any way detract from or diminish the 1980 film is a genuine compliment. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) As the story unfolds, Eggers almost effortlessly conveys viewer curiosities about the veil separating the corporeal and the ethereal. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Most curious of all, Zombieland: Double Tap spends more time ignoring the clear and present danger of the undead to focus on the rambling road trip undertaken... - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) Regardless of the extent to which one is smitten with the religious allegory and father-son thematic, Ad Astra looks absolutely gorgeous. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) Shaping the narrative around the complexities of female friendship and the pressures wrought by the financial crisis of 2008, Scafaria convincingly paints a psychologically resonant portrait that allows the viewer a seat on the inside looking out. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
81% Mid90s (2018) Alongside Hill's careful ear for dialogue, which pinballs from vulgar braggadocio to sincere reflection (Smith nails it in one particularly wise observational exchange), the two-decade nostalgia span is at a perfect remove... - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
95% Filmworker (2018) Zierra does manage to achieve something tangible: a well-articulated and wholly compelling argument that no matter how one feels about the auteur, moviemaking is a collaborative art. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
96% Zama (2018) In a series of deliberately staged scenes of ravishing visual and auditory design, Martel observes the folly with calculated detachment. Resisting any and all temptations to explain, the filmmaker speaks through images that explore a series of tensions... - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
99% The Tale (2018) The resulting work, which Fox calls "issue-based fiction," resonates as both art and a vehicle for change. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Heller and McCarthy take viewers into their confidence, making the case for both the awful, clammy anxieties associated with physical and intellectual property theft/deception and the pride at conjuring convincing intimacies that were valued as real... - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
100% Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018) Whisenant emphasizes the ways in which Young's quest have led him to meaningful interpersonal relationships and a sense of avocation that transcend his work as a writer of television comedy. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) The whole film, skews heavily toward an elegiac mournfulness that marvelously erases any and all of the punchlines depicting Crosby as an out-of-control, substance-abusing has-been, replacing them with a more complex portrait... - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
96% Hail Satan? (2019) Lane's focus on several of TST's provocative operations takes precedence over any in-depth historical account of Satanism, but the filmmaker does make a little bit of room to consider the so-called Satanic Panic of the 1980s... - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
62% Native Son (2019) Johnson's striking vision is enhanced by Libatique's photography, which perfectly outlines the discomfort experienced by Big as he tries - and fails - to fit in anywhere. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
93% Us (2019) Us will make your head spin as you attempt to tell the difference between the heroes and the villains. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
96% Little Woods (2019) DaCosta is flat-out terrific at constructing scene after scene of anxious menace. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
94% The Mustang (2019) [It] effectively composes the particular, wordless poetry that can only be found in the best examples of the American mythology of the equestrian. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
17% After (2019) Jenny Gage's sudsy After offers run-of-the-mill college romance targeted to the PG-13 demographic. The result, a far cry from the lustier stories upon which it is based, misses the mark despite an appealing performance from Josephine Langford. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) Kaling's effectiveness is certainly open to interpretation, but most jokes and gags land with more confidence than the film's odd depiction of the deficiencies of Newbury and her show...still, there is much to like... - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
95% See You Yesterday (2019) [It] strikes the balance between the entertaining joy of cinema crafted by someone who clearly loves movies and the painful realities of unconscionable, systematized oppression. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) ...Russo-Young can't set her hooks into much beyond the postcard images of the Big Apple. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) You don't have to be a queer teenage activist to relate to Amy, but imagine what Booksmart might mean to those who have not seen themselves regularly represented on the mainstream screen. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Mont stages a remarkable theatrical production in the attic, and the while Talbot's stylistic presentation differs from Wes Anderson's frequent use of mise en abyme, he touches some of the same kinds of notes, bringing joy and wistfulness into proximity. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
98% Maiden (2019) Maiden can be read as both time capsule and time bomb. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) [It] just as comfortably embraces horror tropes. The close proximity of sudden, shocking violence to the humor challenges viewer expectations, and despite a few notable exceptions in the movie's later sections, Stearns successfully pulls off his tricks. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019